Common Car Accident Injuries

There are lucky people who walk away from a car accident with nary a scratch. But car accidents can cause serious and life-threatening injuries, as well as low-grade pain that sticks around for the long term. If you've been hurt in a car accident in Oakland County, chances are you will need medical treatment for one or several of some of the more common car accident injuries, including:

  • Head and neck injuries. Head trauma can range from mild concussion to catastrophic brain injury. A head injury caused by impact trauma can cause dangerous swelling, skull fracture or internal bleeding, all of which require immediate and potentially long-term treatment. The impact of a rear-end collision can also cause whiplash, a soft-tissue trauma caused when the head snaps back and forth beyond its normal range. Whiplash can vary in severity, with some cases resolving with conservative measures, and other cases causing long-term pain and discomfort that resists treatment.
  • Back and spinal cord injuries. The force of a car crash can wreak havoc on the muscles and ligaments of the back, or cause slipped disks or vertebra fractures that can cause severe pain or immobility. Related injuries that bruise or damage the nerves of the spinal cord can cause injuries that range from painful pinched nerves to paralysis. Back and spine injuries sustained in a crash can be serious and are sometimes permanent. Even more minor back or spine injuries can require long-term care and treatment.
  • Internal injuries. Not all car-accident-related injuries are visible. Internal injuries like broken ribs or bruised internal organs can be dangerous and life-threatening. Some injuries can cause internal hemorrhaging, which can be fatal.
  • Facial injuries. Car crashes can cause facial or dental injuries from impact with an air bag or a steering wheel, dashboard or windshield. Injuries can range from bruising to lost teeth, broken facial bones or a broken jaw, possibly requiring reconstructive surgery.
  • Emotional trauma. Even a minor car accident can cause a scare — a serious accident in which there were severe injuries or fatalities can cause ongoing psychological damage like PTSD, depression or anxiety issues.

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We can't go back in time and prevent your accident, but we can help you get the maximum possible compensation so you can get proper medical care and time to heal. Call us today to set up a free initial consultation with an attorney at 248-584-1300 or toll free at 1-855-LISS-LAW. You can also use our online form here.